2018 U.S. Military budget includes support for 3D printing

2018 U.S. Military budget includes support for 3D printing

The proposed U.S. military budget for 2018 includes support for an increased use of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Every year Washington must authorize appropriations for the coming fiscal term. The funds pay for military activities of the Department of Defense, military construction, personnel and for other purposes. The total budget to be approved for 2018 is $639.1 billion. Among the planned expenditure on aircraft carriers and the need to appoint a chief technology officer, details related to additive manufacturing are given. Revolutionizing the industrial supply chain The bill proposed by the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities calls […]

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